Minutes

July 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for July 2014

 

The July 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on July 17, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – New members Luke Wilson, Tom Clark and Anthony Cuington.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  September meeting will be held at the field on Sept. 13 2014 to include a potluck lunch.  

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Read a few select rules per our AMA Gold leader status.  Bruce also noted that we now have 185 members of which 20 are juniors.    

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Absent.   

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club along with the final numbers from the warbird event.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been a few more renewals this past month. 

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer- Dave informed the membership of a recent incident out at the field and the need for better first aid supplies.  Dave also brought up the idea of purchasing a defibulator unit for the field.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer- no issues.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Dale O'Daniel- We have a couple members in training now.  

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   Nothing new other than a few technical issues and the acquisition of a new ".club" domain.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  There has been more activity on the Facebook page.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs mentioned that we are still on for the next Float Fly.  John is still looking for raffle prize donations.    The next indoor flying will be Aug. 14th.  The Denton swap meet will be held on August 9th.  

OLD BUSINESS-  Property tax update- Scott Brkovich is still working on it.     The date has been finalized for the Carron Treatment Center demonstration which is Wed. 7/30/2014.  We are also still looking into adding a canopy system to the shelter at the field.  Greg Pulcini  has turned over $300 to the club from coke machine proceeds.

NEW BUSINESS -  The FAA has come up with an update on their policies concerning model aircraft which we are in disagreement with.   An email will be sent out concerning this matter.  RC Hobbies is closed but will soon re-open under new management.  We are also notifying the membership of a change to the by-laws.  This concerns eliminating voting rights for youth members, similar to that of Associate Members.  This will be voted on at the next meeting per our by-laws.  A motion passed to allow the 2015 warbird event dates to be Friday and Saturday 6/13-15/2015.  Field will re-open Sunday 6/16/2015

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Dale O'Daniel showed his night flyer.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The next quarterly prize is a very nice soldering system.

PROGRAM -  Video of the 2014 Joe Nall event.

 

 

June 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for June 2014

 

The June 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on June 19, 2014 At Valley View Christian Church.  

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – New members Bob and Reid Edler Murphy, Bradlie Mennenga.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.  John Reed left message that Paul McManus is recovering.  

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Read 1 announcement and a few select rules per our AMA Gold leader status.  Bruce also thanked Ivan Shomer, Linda Shirley, Scot and Nick Brkovich, Missy Kleen  and Jody Matheson for their help with food service at the recent Warbird event.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  The Sept. meeting will be held at the field and will be potluck lunch.  Indoor flying will be only once per month during the summer.  Charles requested help with coming up with ideas for meeting programs.  He also mentioned the need for another member to help with training, preferably with electrical experience.  We are in need of another person to help with the mowing.   

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club and the recent warbird event.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been a few more renewals this past month. 

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer absent.  No safety issues.  Don Hafer did mention that it is a wise idea to clamp your work to a drill press.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer absent.  A sign was replaced at the front gate, more rocks were delivered to cover the parking area.  We can use more help with the mowing.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- No training issues to report this month.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.   Nothing new.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  Please post more pics on Facebook.  We have 70 likes.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs mentioned that we are in need of more donations for the next Float Fly.  Ed Kettler gave a summary of the Warbird event and mentioned a few changes that will need to be made next year.  78 pilots registered, 284 people were fed and there were no safety issues.  Ed thanked the  32 crew members for their efforts in making this event a success.  A motion passed to allow tentative dates and planning for next year's warbird event.

OLD BUSINESS-  Property tax update- Scott Brkovich is still working on it.  RC Hobbies is closed now and the status of Mike's is still up in the air.  Night flying participation was mentioned again by Dale O'Daniel.  

NEW BUSINESS -  Don Hafer mentioned that we are planning a very small indoor flight demo again at the Caron House which will be held either Wed. 7/30/2014 or Tues. Sept. 2.   An RAF Tempest airframe was donated for auction by Lou Montanero.  It raised $100 and was purchased by Rich Phillips.  

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Patrick McNamara should his 50cc Laser build project.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Alan Buckner gave a very informative presentation on soldering.

May 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for May 2014

 

The May 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on May 24, 2014 at Eagle field.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Too many to mention.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Nothing to report. 

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the schedule for the upcoming warbird event on June 13th,14th and 15th.  Charles reported on the donation status including 5 gift certificates from Shannon Brush.  He also reminded everyone that donations are deductable. 

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a report of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.   There have been a few renewals this past month.

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer absent.  No safety issues.  Bruce Lakatos reported that several fire extinguishers were recharged and replaced.

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer absent.  A shade has been installed at the south end of the shelter.

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- No training issues to report this month.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Absent.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.  Please post more pics on Facebook.

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs was absent but it was reported the Float Fly on 4/26/14 was a success with 10 pilots.

OLD BUSINESS-  None addressed.

NEW BUSINESS -  Don Hafer mentioned that property improvement taxes have increased and this will be addressed at next month's meeting.  Don requested help from the membership to look into this issue.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Ed Kettler showed his wing from his warbird project.  Billy Slater showed is recent Northstar mods.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Member Family Da

April 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for April 2014

 

The April 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on April 17, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – None.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report other than John Reed reported that Member Lou Montanero is doing fine.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Nothing to report.  A selection of AMA rules was read.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Charles reviewed the schedule for the upcoming warbird event.  Charles also reviewed the proposed budget for the warbird event.  

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  Dave did mention the need to keep an eye on new members who are not familiar with our field procedures. 

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. No issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel- No training issues to report this month.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken's website is still a hit. Ken had nothing else to report.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  All going well.      

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Indoor flying is still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, which will change to once a month for the months of June, July and August.  John Reported that the VVCC Youth Day was a success with 14 kids present with Dave Schaefer and Woody Woodson conducting ground school.  Also thanks to Bruce Lakatos for a great lunch.  John also noted that the float fly will be held 4/26/14 at Hidden Cove Park with a pilot meeting at 9 am.  Ed Kettler gave a brief review of the upcoming Warbird event and the new changes that will be in place.  Also note that the May meeting will be held at the field.  Ed Kettler also reminded us of the event at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum May 17-18.

OLD BUSINESS-  The Ford tractor has been  donated to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program.  We have completed the road gravel project with additional gravel to be added hopefully before the warbird event.  We are looking into the idea of having pilots where their AMA card clipped to their clothing.  This may require a rule change in the future.

NEW BUSINESS -  New member Scott Brkovich will look into having shirts made for the Warbird event.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Ed Kettler showed his wing from his warbird project.  Billy Slater showed is recent Northstar mods.

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a DLE 30 gas engine.

PROGRAM -  Large scale airplane video.

March 2014 Minutes

NDRCC Meeting Minutes for March 2014

 

The March 2014 meeting of the North Dallas R/C Club was called to order by Don Hafer on March 20, 2014.

Previous month’s minutes were approved as posted on the website.  

VISITORS/NEW MEMBERS – Former member Sandy Downing and Bill Glancy, Mayor of Farmers Branch.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT-  Don Hafer.  Nothing to report.

SECRETARY – Bruce Lakatos.   Bruce noted other local upcoming events.  From now on all events from other clubs will be posted to the website.  

VICE PRESIDENT – Charles Shafer.  Nothing to report.

TREASURER/MEMBERSHIP – Charlie Pyne gave a detailed presentation of the financial status of the club.  A motion to accept treasurer's report passed.    

SAFETY- Dave Schaefer.  No safety issues.  

FIELD –  Dave Schaefer.  Field looks good.  

SOUND-  Billy Slater. Absent with no issues.  All Quiet.

TRAINING – Jim Williams and Dale O'Daniel-  Dale was absent.  Charlie Pyne has graduated from training.

WEBMASTER –  Ken Sienksi.  Ken's website is still getting much positive feedback from other clubs around the country.  Ken is still looking for content from other club members.

FACEBOOK- Josh Kleen.  Our facebook page still needs content.  Otherwise it is going well.      

CD REPORTS –  John Grubbs reported that the indoor flying is still successful.  Indoor flying is still the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, which will change to once a month for the months of June, July and August.  Charles Shafer reported that the Aero-tow event on March 17th was a success with 6 pilots and 15 spectators.  Also thanks to Bruce Lakatos for a great lunch.  Ft. Worth Thunderbirds is having a lift competition on March 28th -30th.  They are in need of volunteers.  More info can be found on their website.  Ed Kettler gave a brief review of the upcoming Warbird event and the new changes that will be in place.  Also note that the May meeting will be held at the field.

OLD BUSINESS-  We are still working on donating the Ford tractor to Aubrey High School Industrial Arts program as soon as they are ready to take delivery.  Due to personal issues with the contractor, we still have not completed the road gravel project.  A motion passed to spend $150 for 2 ice coolers for events.  At this writing the coolers have been purchased.

NEW BUSINESS -  None.

CLOSE OF BUSINESS.

SHOW and TELL – Alan Buckner displayed his vintage Crusader Canard.  

RAFFLE-  Jaques Parker conducted the monthly raffle.  The quarterly prize is a Yak 52 ARF which was won by Ed Nogar.

PROGRAM -  Swap meet, which was a success.

Annual Events

Aerotow
Aerotow

March 20, 2017  Eagle Field

Float Fly
Float Fly

    July 29, 2017     Willow Grove

Warbirds Over TX
Warbirds Over TX

June 9-10, 2017 Eagle Field

Scout/Youth Days
Scout/Youth Days

April 15 & Nov 11 Eagle Field